Computational Linguistics Book Review Editor's report Graeme Hirst June 2004 BOOK REVIEWS PUBLISHED In 2003, published an average of two book reviews plus a couple of brief notices in each issue of Computational Linguistics. As predicted in my report last year, this number was much lower than in 2002 (five reviews per issue), as the number of books published in computational linguistics and closely related areas has dropped noticeably over the last year or two. At present, it looks like the average will be three per issue in 2004. Most reviews are published in a timely manner -- that is, within 12 months of receipt of the book. This allows six months for the reviewer (some take less) and five months for journal production. MATERIAL REVIEWED I am continuing to be fairly strict in deciding if a book is to be reviewed, but try to include all books that are in "core" computational linguistics, as well as a variety of books from adjacent and overlapping disciplines that are likely to be useful in CL. We do not review technical reports, doctoral theses, conference proceedings, or workshop proceedings, except if revised for publication as a book by a recognized publisher. PRODUCTION MATTERS I am indebted to Nadia Talent for long hours of reading out loud with me to check the galleys.